Whole School Bulletin 13th May 2022

Happy Friday everyone! It’s been another busy week of learning, laughter and love at Edenside!


This morning some of our P7s have been playing football for the Morton Trophy at Broomlands. I am delighted to say that our boys A team won and have brought the Morton Trophy back to Edenside! Our boys team also played a fantastic game as did our girls team who came away with a draw so are hoping for a re-match at some point! Well done to everyone who played and to all the supporters who cheered then on!

Parent’s Evenings- Wednesday 1ST June and Thursday 2nd June We are delighted to be holding ‘in-person’ parent’s appointments again after two years of not being able to do so. The booking system is open until the 30th May. If you haven’t received a groupcall with instructions of how to do this then please contact the school office.

Edenside’s curriculum – a rationale for what we do

All organisations, schools included, need to be clear about why they do what they do. This might sound obvious but with so many competing demands and priorities, it is easy to get lost on the way. That is why schools are asked to develop a curriculum rationale; a blueprint for why we do what we do.

At Edenside, we want our children to be the best they can be. We live by our 3 values; learning, laughter and love. But what that looks like every day is complex. In the attached rationale, we’ve tried to capture, in a simple and straightforward way, what the Edenside curriculum is all about.

Please take a moment to look over it and share any comments via our ‘get in touch’ form. Does it describe the Edenside your child attends? What’s missing? Your input is welcome. Thank you.

School Uniform

It’s getting to the time of year when we start to think about ordering school uniform for next session. Order forms will be coming home at the start of next week for you to order from. Ordering through the school this year is significantly cheaper than ordering online from Border Embroideries directly.

Primary 7 jumpers – a necessary change of colour

For a number of years now, our Primary 7 pupils have worn a bright teal green jumper. This has always looked very smart but has always been difficult to source, making it more expensive. In the current economic climate, we want to do everything we can to make the cost of a school uniform as affordable as possible, giving as many options as possible.

With this in mind, we are proposing to change the Primary 7 jumper colour from teal green to navy blue. This would then align with the new P7 leaver’s hoodies (also navy blue). Navy blue school jumpers can be sourced from a large jumper of retailers and at a very reasonable cost. They will also be available from our main supplier (Border Embroideries). We know this is a change and that, for some families, the P7 jumpers get passed down from sibling to sibling. However, for the broadest range of families, we think this change is the right decision.

If you have strong views on this change, we would really like to hear from you and help inform our decision. To share your thoughts or offer any alternatives, please fill out this form or simply reply to the Friday bulletin Groupcall email. Thank you for your input.

School Meals Survey

The Catering department are looking to gain feedback from parents and pupils about school meals and why they may or may not choose them. Completing the survey will give you a chance to have your say about what you’d like to see on the menu and any improvements that can be made. Please use the link below to complete the survey:


Getting out and about

This term’s BIG question (What’s so great about Kelso?) is providing so many opportunities for our classes to get out and and see the sites. Please continue to check your emails for notifications about walks in our local area. Any offers of help on these are welcome.

Our roving reporters have been out and about again visiting classes to see what learning has been taking place:

P1P- learning the ‘sh’ sound. Learning about coins and money. Visit to the swimming pool

P1/2- learning about money. Counting in French. We went to the secret garden.

P2- have been learning about sports in Kelso and reading more of James and the Giant Peach

P3- played rugby with the Kelso rugby coaches and they also planted some plants in different conditions

P3/4 – learning about food and drink in French; Planting flowers; Playing curling on tables P4/5 – reading a new book; Everything we have done this week has been great!; Learning about sports

P5 – getting new reading books; Dividing numbers by ten (and multiplying); learning about Danish longball

P6 – have enjoyed everything this week!

P6/7- learning about prime and area; learning the bus stop method in maths

P7W- presentations on people who’s had fails. Main characters in Reading. Rugby in P.E

Dates for your diary

  • Wednesday 25th May = P1 and P7 group photographs (new date)
  • Friday 27th May = End-of-year reports home to families
  • Monday 30th May = School closed. Cheviot schools holiday
  • Wednesday 1st June = Parent consultations
  • Thursday 2nd June = Parent consultations
  • Friday 3rd June = School closed. Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend
  • Wednesday 15th June = Sports Day – details to follow
  • Tuesday 21st – Thursday 23rd June = P7 3 day visit to Kelso High School
  • Wednesday 22nd June = ‘Meet my new teacher’ – details to follow
  • Friday 24th June = Rag Bag collection – look out for bags coming home soon
  • Monday 27th June = P7 Graduation (PM) – details to follow
  • Thursday 30th June = Last day of term

Curriculum rationale Jan 22 draft.pdf